Vladimir Putin

Real Name Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
DOB 7 October 1952
Birth Place Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Profession Politician
Party United Party
Debut In 1990, he was appointed as an advisor on international affairs to Mayor Sobchak.
Nickname VVP, Volodoya, Vova, Grey Cardinal
Height in centimeters- 168 cm

in meters- 1.68 m

in Feet Inches- 5’ 6”

Weight in Kilograms- 71 kg

in Pounds- 152 lbs

Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Light Brown
Hobbies Judo, Skiing, Ice Hockey, Horse Riding, Fishing, Swimming, Hunting
Net Worth Considered to more than the combined net worth of Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates.
Website Official Website

 

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was born on 7 October 1952 is the current President of Russia, holding the office since 7 May 2012. He was Prime Minister from 1999 to 2000, President from 2000 to 2008, and again Prime Minister from 2008 to 2012. During his second term as Prime Minister, he was the Chairman of the ruling United Russia Party.

He is currently in media because his net worth is considered to be more than the combined net worth of Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates but is not known as rumored. Many disbelief are also very rumored that Putin I imortal.

 

  Putin studied Law at the Saint Petersburg State University, graduating in 1975. Putin was a KGB Foreign Intelligence Officer for 16 years, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before retiring in 1991 to enter politics in Saint Petersburg. He moved to Moscow in 1996 and joined President Boris Yeltsin’s administration, rising quickly through the ranks and becoming Acting President on 31 December 1999, when Yeltsin resigned. Putin won the subsequent 2000 Presidential election by a 53% to 30% margin, thus avoiding a runoff with his Communist Party of the Russian Federation opponent, Gennady Zyuganov. He was re-elected President in 2004 with 72% of the vote.

During Putin’s first presidency, the Russian economy grew for eight straight years, and GDP measured in purchasing power increased by 72%. The growth was a result of the 2000s commodities boom, high oil prices, and prudent economic and fiscal policies. Because of constitutionally mandated term limits, Putin was ineligible to run for a third consecutive presidential term in 2008. The 2008 Presidential election was won by Dmitry Medvedev, who appointed Putin Prime Minister, beginning what has been called a period of “tandemocracy”. In September 2011, after presidential terms were extended from four to six years, Putin announced he would seek a third term as president. He won the March 2012 presidential election with 64% of the vote, a result which aligned with pre-election polling. Falling oil prices coupled with international sanctions imposed at the beginning of 2014 after Russia’s annexation of Crimea and military intervention in Eastern Ukraine led to GDP shrinking by 3.7% in 2015, though the Russian economy rebounded in 2016 with 0.3% GDP growth and is officially out of the recession.

Under Putin’s leadership, Russia has scored poorly in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, and experienced democratic backsliding according to both the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index and Freedom House’s Freedom in the World index. Putin has enjoyed high domestic approval ratings during his career, and received extensive international attention as one of the world’s most powerful leaders. U.S. intelligence agencies have accused him of launching an influence campaign against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 United States presidential election.

Putinisms

Putin has produced a large number of aphorisms and catch-phrases known as putinisms.  Many of them were first made during his annual Q&A conferences, where Putin answered questions from journalists and other people in the studio, as well as from Russians throughout the country, who either phoned in or spoke from studios and outdoor sites across Russia. Putin is known for his often tough and sharp language, often alluding to Russian jokes and folk sayings.

Putin sometimes uses Russian criminal jargon (fenya), not always correctly.

 Honours

Civilian awards presented by different countries

Date Country Award Presenter Notes
2014 Cuba Order of José Martí Cuba’s highest decoration
2013 Serbia Order of the Republic of Serbia Serbia’s highest award
2013 Monaco Order of Saint-Charles Monaco’s highest decoration
2011 Venezuela Order of the Liberator Venezuela’s highest distinction
10 September 2007 UAE Order of Zayed President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan awarded Putin the Order of Zayed UAE’s highest civil decoration
12 February 2007 Saudi Arabia Order of Abdulaziz al Saud Saudi King Abdullah awarded Putin the Order of Abdulaziz al Saud Saudi Arabia’s highest civilian award
2007 Tajikistan Order of Ismoili Somoni Tajikistan’s highest distinction
2006 Order of Sheikh ul-Islam Putin was awarded the Order of Sheikh ul-Islam for his role in interfaith dialogue between Muslims and Christians in the region. The highest Muslim Order
September 2006 France Légion d’honneur France’s president Jacques Chirac awarded Putin the Grand-Croix (Grand Cross) of the Légion d’honneurto celebrate his contribution to the friendship between the two countries Highest French decoration
2004 Kazakhstan Order of the Golden Eagle Kazakhstan’s highest distinction
2001 Vietnam Order of Ho Chi Minh Vietnam’s second highest distinction

Honorary doctorates

Date University/ Institute
2011 University of Belgrade
2001 Athens University
2001 Yerevan State University

Other awards

Year Award Notes
2015 Angel of Peace Medal Pope Francis presented Putin with the Angel of Peace Medal, which is a customary gift to presidents visiting the Vatican.
15 November 2011 Confucius Peace Prize The China International Peace Research Centre awarded the Confucius Peace Prize to Putin, citing as reason Putin’s opposition to NATO’s Libya bombingin 2011 while also paying tribute to his decision to go to war in Chechnya in 1999. According to the committee, Putin’s “Iron hand and toughness revealed in this war impressed the Russians a lot, and he was regarded to be capable of bringing safety and stability to Russia”.

Recognition

Year Award/Recognition Description
February 2011 Vladimir Putin Peak The parliament of Kyrgyzstan named a peak in Tian Shan mountains Vladimir Putin Peak.
5 October 2008 Vladimir Putin Avenue The central street of Grozny, the capital of Russia’s Republic of Chechnya, was renamed from the Victory Avenue to the Vladimir Putin Avenue, as ordered by the Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov.
December 2007 Expert: Person of the Year A Russian business-oriented weekly magazine named Putin as its Person of the Year.
2007 Time: Person of the Year “His final year as Russia’s President has been his most successful yet. At home, he secured his political future. Abroad, he expanded his outsize—if not always benign—influence on global affairs.”

Controversies 

• Time & again, Putin has been accused of controlling and influencing the Russian media. For instance, in 2008, when the liberal newspaper ‘Moskovsky Korrespondent’ reported that Putin was planning to marry a rhythmic gymnast named Alina Kabayeva, the editor was forced to resign within hours.

 

  • In July 2016, Putin signed the controversial ‘Big-Brother Law’. According to this law, every telecom/internet service provider has to store users’ calls, messages, photographs and videos for six months, as well as metadata for up to three years. Although, this law has been passed to curb the menace of terrorism, many service providers said that storing so much data would cost them as much as 4 times their annual profit. Moreover, this bill interferes with the private lives of Russian citizens.

 

  • In November 2014, at the APEC summit, Putin made a warm gesture by wrapping a shawl around China’s First Lady, Peng Liyuan. Soon after this video surfaced online, many people started doubting Putin’s intentions. As China is traditionally conservative on public interaction between unrelated men and women, the public show of consideration by Putin was not taken in the way it was intended to be. As a result, the video was completely scrubbed from Chinese TV & Internet.

 

  • In 2014, Putin led Russian government was accused of shooting down a Malaysian passenger Plane, MH-17, flying over the troubled region of eastern Ukraine, which killed all 298 passengers on-board. Putin has denied any wrongdoing and was quoted as saying, “If MH-17 crashed in Ukraine, it is Ukraine’s fault.”

 

  • Allegedly, Putin has also been associated with the assassinations of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko & politician rival Boris Nemtsov.

Family

Father– Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin (Conscript in Soviet Navy)

Mother– Maria Ivanovna Putina (Factory worker)

Brothers- Albert Putin (Died in infancy), Viktor Putin (Died of Diphtheria during the Siege of Leningrad)

Affairs/Girlfriends-  Alina Kabayeva, Russian Gymnast (2008)

Vladimir Putin reportedly dated Gymnast Alina Kabayeva

Wendi Murdoch, Film Actress & Producer (Rumored, 2016)

Vladimir Putin rumored dating Wendi Murdoch

Wife-  Lyudmila Ocheretnaya (Divorced, 2013)

Daughters– Maria Putin (Elder), Yekaterina Putin

Some Lesser Known Facts About Vladimir Putin

Does Vladimir Putin smoke: No

Does Vladimir Putin drink alcohol: Yes

Putin was born in a poor Soviet family; he lived in a communal apartment block with his parents.

Putin earned a Black Belt in Judo at the age of 18. According to him, he was slow to start Puberty, and in order to avoid bullying by other male teenagers who achieved puberty before him, he learned this form of defence.

For around 16 years Putin worked as an officer in the KGB (Committee for State Security), spying for the ‘secret police agency’ in East Germany between 1975 and 1991. Putin’s chief job was to recruit foreigners in the hope of sending them as undercover agents to the USA.

Probably because of his ‘dislike’ towards the ‘English’, he doesn’t like speaking English language.

In 2003, Russian government implemented several hostile anti-gay laws in the country, thus confirming Putin’s homophobic mind-set.

Owing to Putin’s privacy concerns, it is alleged that his two daughters, Maria & Yekaterina, attended university under false names and even to this date nobody knows about their exact whereabouts.

In December 2010, at a charity event in St. Petersburg, Putin sang the song Blueberry Hill for the audience. Interestingly, the crowd included famous faces like Sharon Stone, Kevin Costner & Gerard Depardieu.

In August 2010, Putin co-piloted a fire fighter plane in order to help put out hundreds of wildfires in western Russia. Vladimir Putin co-piloting a plane

Again, in 2010, Putin took a Renault Formula One race car for a ride on a St. Petersburg track, reaching speeds of up to 150 miles per hour. Putin driving an F1 car

Russian writer Sergei Kalenik began an online comic series in 2011 named Superputin, in which the Russian President saves his nation by judo-chopping terrorists. Putin is depicted as a superhero who fights the twin evils of public protest and terrorism, stops a bomb from blowing up a bus & destroys an army of zombies. Vladimir Putin comic Superputin

The extraordinary benefit of staying in Russia is that you can buy PuTin Canned Goods & PuTin Vodka.Putin Canned GoodsPuTin Vodka.


Social Profile of Putin

He only use twitter

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